GEAE will handle final assembly of the initial engines, then it will transition to Samsung, using full engine kits produced by GEAE.
Working closely with The Boeing Company, GEAE is establishing significant industrial cooperation and technology transfer programs with Samsung Techwin and Korean industry.
We are gratified by Boeing's confidence in our engine for this exciting program," said Russ Sparks, vice president and general manager of GEAE
Military Engine Operations.
GEAE is a subsidiary of the publicly held General Electric Company with its headquarters located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
GEAE also enforces a policy in which these employees are subject to salary deductions for absences, including part-day absences, from work.
The suit also claims that employees are expected to work overtime hours but GEAE fails to compensate them for that time stating that they are classified as exempt employees under the Act and therefore not eligible for overtime pay.
GEAE cited SCLA's favorable air and ground test conditions, fuel pipeline proximity and the space available for the facility.
GEAE has been using a flying test bed for more than 50 years to measure a variety of engine performance characteristics before the engine's entry-into-service.
Under the agreement, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics will be sole provider of this technology to GEMS and GEAE
for the next five years, a deal estimated to include more than $250 million of purchases by GE.
To date, GEAE has received firm orders for more than 5,600 CF34 engines, of which about 1,400 have been delivered.
The ARJ21 program is an outstanding achievement for China, and we are honored to be a part of it," said David Joyce, general manager of Small Commercial Engine Programs at GEAE.
The long-term agreement secures Woodward's position on existing GEAE
programs while providing GE with products that meet pricing, delivery and quality standards required in a highly competitive environment.